God’s Messenger of the Covenant*
[26:214] You shall preach to the people who are closest to you. [26:215] And lower your wing for the believers who follow you. [26:216] If they disobey you, then say, “I disown what you do.” [26:217] And put your trust in the Almighty, Most Merciful. [26:218] Who sees you when you meditate during the night. [26:219] And your frequent prostrations. [26:220] He is the Hearer, the Omniscient. [26:221] Shall I inform you upon whom the devils descend? [26:222] They descend upon every guilty fabricator. [26:223] They pretend to listen, but most of them are liars. [26:224] As for the poets, they are followed only by the strayers. [26:225] Do you not see that their loyalty shifts according to the situation? [26:226] And that they say what they do not do? [26:227] Exempted are those who believe, lead a righteous life, commemorate GOD frequently, and stand up for their rights. Surely, the transgressors will find out what their ultimate destiny is.
*26:214-223 These verses refer to God’s Messenger of the Covenant: the sum of the gematrical value of “Rashad Khalifa” (1230), plus the verse number (214) is 1230+ 214=1444=19×76= 19x19x4, and the sum of the verse numbers from 214 through 223 is 2185=19×115 (Appendix 1).
What does it mean in 26:224-225 when it says their loyalty shifts according to the situation – is the poets of the people who follow the poets?
The poets of today could be modern day politicians whose allegiances shift based on the circumstances rather than based on principle.
In a democracy you get the government you deserve not what you want.
“Do as I say not as I do”
The strayers have no foundation and will shift beliefs either because of what is in vogue or because of what they feel like – not morally because of God’s words
[20:114] Most Exalted is GOD, the only true King. Do not rush into uttering the Quran before it is revealed to you, and say, “My Lord, increase my knowledge.”
God’s Messenger of the Covenant*
[46:35] Therefore, be patient like the messengers before you who possessed strength and resorted to patience. Do not be in a hurry to see the retribution that will inevitably come to them. The day they see it, it will seem as if they lasted one hour of the day. This is a proclamation: Is it not the wicked who are consistently annihilated?
Invisible, Devilish, Companions*
[43:36] Anyone who disregards the message of the Most Gracious, we appoint a devil to be his constant companion. [43:37] Such companions will divert them from the path, yet make them believe that they are guided. [43:38] When he comes before us he will say, “Oh I wish you were as far from me as the two easts.* What a miserable companion!”
[61:2] O you who believe, why do you say what you do not do? [61:3] Most abominable in the sight of GOD is that you say what you do not do.
[42:39] When gross injustice befalls them, they stand up for their rights. [42:40] Although the just requital for an injustice is an equivalent retribution, those who pardon and maintain righteousness are rewarded by GOD. He does not love the unjust. [42:41] Certainly, those who stand up for their rights, when injustice befalls them, are not committing any error. [42:42] The wrong ones are those who treat the people unjustly, and resort to aggression without provocation. These have incurred a painful retribution. [42:43] Resorting to patience and forgiveness reflects a true strength of character.